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The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Stokes hires Triad native as manager

(Winston-Salem Journal) - Stokes County commissioners have hired a Winston-Salem native as the new county manager after more than a year without a full-time manager.

Bryan Steen, 48, an assistant manager in Stanly County, was unanimously appointed to the position by the board during a closed-session meeting Monday night, Leon Inman, the chairman of the board of commissioners, said yesterday.

Steen is expected to start in the job in April, Inman said. His starting salary will be $88,000.

The board was interested in finding someone who would offer Stokes some stability, not someone who would use the county as a stepping stone, he said.


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